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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 22, 2007 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy THANKSGIVING

dr. glenn: I don't celebrate anything, but for different reasons. I share your sentiments that it's nice to see the ritual of time stop for a while allowing people to get-together and get a breath of fresh air.

Any chance you caught my post yesterday of the video of Hunter performing "Touch of Grey?" -- I included his journal entry from January 8, 2006. The ending is tough to read, but since it is coming from the Source it is an essential piece of the fabric that continues to be woven.

Good to see you here; just wish you would contribute what you got to offer ...however, I understand.

--- AshesRising

From Alex Allan's web-site, regarding "Touch of Grey:"

Hunter described the evolution of the song in his journal for 8 January 2006:

"Flipping through a green hardbound 1980 notebook I come upon a run of pages in which I discover "Touch of Grey" - dozens of verses that gradually fall away until the familiar ones emerge. As I read, I'm not otherwise than the person who wrote it down. It's the blear light of dawn after being up all night. I sit at the kitchen table in a 16th Century house in rural England, turning what I feel into images, awash in that writing trance in which I spent, and spend, so much of my life; a place that doesn't have much relationship to the nominal time stream. If I could slip back physically and change anything, perhaps I'd rip out those pages. No getting the genie back in the bottle."

Even this is bound to pass
Not the first, you're not the last
Fortune smiles then turns away
But it's OK

When it goes from bad to worse
Not the last, you're not the first
Today's tomorrow yesterday
So what's to say?

I will get by
I will get by
I will survive

It's a lesson to me
The Ables, the Bakers and C's
The ABC's of the fast ball curve
Trying not to lose your nerve

[Notes: @Alex Allan,2007, http://www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/intro.htm]=====================================================

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Poster: glenn Date: Nov 22, 2007 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy THANKSGIVING

"Good to see you here; just wish you would contribute what you got to offer ...however, I understand."

Well, I work -- for free -- whenever I have a chance, I don't support the U.S. military-industrial complex at all, ever. (stopped paying income tax in 1976, to celebrate the Bicentennial), I teach for free and give away my art for free, I upload anything I think is worthy to archive.org, (if it's trade-legal) and I write reviews of at least half of everything I download. I gave away the best idea I ever had and put it in the public domain, quite a few people make a living with it. I've never killed anyone but I've saved lives. I think I contribute as much as I can, but if you have any ideas on how I can do more, I'm happy to hear it.

Ashes Rising: I'm not really understanding your "wish" -- it reads like a jab, but knowing your generosity of spirit, I totally doubt it was meant that way. (reminder: if you still need some video editing done, you have my email)

Hope today has been a good one for all of you. (whenever you read this and whoever you are)

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 22, 2007 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy THANKSGIVING

dr. glenn: ..oh, fuck, I did it again: I meant the exact opposite of how it hit you. Communicating via the digital world is something I should probably quite doin' --- it's amazing how often my thoughts get turned inside-out in the digital world.

I am really sorry that for even a single moment you thought I was taking a "jab" at you. I hate a lot the shit that goes down here -- even though I don't read most of it, I can still feel it -- but the contributions of the high-quality, real people is worth the price of the pain. I consider you a very, very, high-quality, REAL person. I am unaware of where you post; if it is on the arhive, then I can find easily find them. Thanks for the heads-up.

Thank you for the offering regarding the video materials. A little more time and hopefully I'll be able to add some real value.

I hope some part of this post makes sense.
--- AshesRising

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Poster: glenn Date: Nov 22, 2007 5:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy THANKSGIVING

I knew it wasn't how it sounded. But thanks for clearing it up anyway.

I don't post to these forums much at all, but I read a lot of what is posted, and chime in when I do have something to say.

Yeah, by the way, I did check out that Robert Hunter link. I wish he'd write a novel that ties together all-those-songs-that-seem-to-be-part-of-one-big-Hunter-opus.

You know the ones. I'd buy a case of those books. There seems to be a "real Robert Hunter world" that is only glimpsed in the lyrics of his songs. I'd love to live there...